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Karen Smock is a freelance marketing and technical writer who specializes in manufacturing, manufacturing technology, and clear writing. She lives in a house where robots outnumber people.

10 Robot Terms You Need to Know

If you haven’t had to talk about robots yet, it’s likely that you will join the conversation soon. The following terms are useful to explain how a robot moves, how much it can lift, and how safe it is.

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Sep 04, 2017 7:00 AM. 3 min read time
 
10 Robot Terms You Need to Know

If you haven’t had to talk about robots yet, it’s likely that you will join the conversation soon. The following terms are...

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Sep 04, 2017 7:00 AM
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What Is the Manufacturing Skills Gap, and How Do You Close It? Part I

The skills gap in manufacturing has been dominating headlines and conference session topics as the issue moves from...

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Aug 29, 2017 7:00 AM
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5 Jobs Robots Can Do That Humans Don’t Want

Headlines about robots taking jobs are everywhere, but what exactly are those jobs, and do humans even want them?

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Aug 23, 2017 7:00 AM
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Book Review: "Only Humans Need Apply – Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines"

With the heavy media coverage and spotlight on manufacturing jobs and automation, it’s a good time to consider different...

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Feb 22, 2017 7:00 AM
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New Robotic Vision Capabilities Break Down Barriers to Automation

Picking an object from a bin or unstructured pile has been an ongoing obstacle and deal-breaker for automation solutions....

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Jan 24, 2017 7:00 AM
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3 Examples of How the Internet of Things Impacts Manufacturing

Automation and connectivity are not new to the manufacturing world. What changes with the Internet of Things?

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Nov 28, 2016 7:00 AM
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Manufacturing End Users Reveal Cobot Best Practices

At the RoboBusiness Conference in San Jose at the end of September, Robotiq CEO Samuel Bouchard moderated a panel of end...

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Oct 14, 2016 9:00 AM
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Don’t Let Rumours Ruin Your Robot’s Chances of Success; Change the Conversation on the Shop Floor

As a production manager tasked with improving efficiency, you discovered that implementing a collaborative robot into your...

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Sep 08, 2016 7:00 AM
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